Avanti Mini Keg System

Buying, building and using brewing equipment and apparatus. Product reviews and questions.

Moderator: slothrob

Avanti Mini Keg System

Postby jpin » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:04 pm

Does anybody know if the Avanti Mini Keg System ( http://www.avantiproducts.com/index.php ... cts&id=261 ) works with any mini kegs that I can fill with my own beer? I found this at midwest supplies: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products ... rodID=4900

but am not sure if it works with the avanti system.

Thanks in advance!
jpin
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:44 pm
Location: Illinois

Avanti Keg system

Postby slothrob » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:20 pm

I haven't seen an Avanti in person, but all the 5 liter kegs I've ever seen are lidentical to the homebrew 5 liter kegs, except for the Heineken ones that have an internal CO2 capsule. So, I think it should work fine with the Midwest mini-kegs.

Just a note, you can often get the already filled kegs for about the same price as the empty ones, maybe a little more or a little less. I saw Killians 5L kegs for $8.99, today. Not my favorite beer, but it's like being paid $2 to drink beer.
BTP v2.0.* Windows XP
User avatar
slothrob
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1758
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:36 pm
Location: Greater Boston

Mini Kegs v.s natural carbonation

Postby brewmeisterintng » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:00 pm

From one who has already traveled this road, mini kegs are not for the home brewer. The container is made of tin and has a lacquer coating that deteriorates over time leaving that awful metal taste in your brew. The container was never designed to withstand the pressure associated with natural carbonation. I have had deformed (nearly blowouts) with the resulting beer dispensing pure foam.
The dispensing unit looks pretty cool for those who would want to buy the 1.25 gallon containers and pre-chill them before placing it in this dispenser.
My advice for the homebrewer is to keg with cornies. If you can't keg, stick to bottles until you can keg. Once you switch you will wonder why you didn't do it sooner.
User avatar
brewmeisterintng
Strong Ale
Strong Ale
 
Posts: 382
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:47 pm
Location: Clarksville, TN

Postby jpin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:07 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Midwest just wrote me back and said that they are NOT compatible with the avanti system. So bottles it is for the time being.
jpin
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 7:44 pm
Location: Illinois

?

Postby slothrob » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:34 pm

I'm really surprised, I wonder why they aren't compatible?
I've never seen any obvious difference between these kegs.
BTP v2.0.* Windows XP
User avatar
slothrob
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1758
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:36 pm
Location: Greater Boston


Return to Equipment

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests